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Hundreds of consumer products with illegal amounts of restricted chemicals
The project report shows a relatively high number of products on the European market containing chemicals that are restricted under REACH. Inspectors in 27 European countries checked 1 009 mixtures, 4 599 articles and 17 substances. Overall, out of 5 625 targeted product checks, 18 % did not ...
Inspectors in 17 European countries have checked compliance with the authorisation obligations under REACH for the use and placing on the market of 13 substances of very high concern with sunset dates in 2015. Inspections in companies that used or placed the substances on the market showed a rate ...
The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the ...
ECHA proposes 15 substances for authorisation
15 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are recommended to be added to the REACH Authorisation List. These substances were prioritised from the Candidate List because they are used in high volumes and have widespread uses which may pose a threat to human health or the environment or can ...
The EU Commission presented the on-going work to develop criteria for endocrine disrupting chemicals, EDCs. The criteria can be expected at earliest in end 2016. Swedish NGO ChemSec, alongside top EDC scientists, says the scientific basis and the legal framework to act on these hazardous ...
Read-across is the most commonly used alternative to testing chemicals on animals under REACH
Read-across – predicting unknown properties of one chemical from known properties of similar chemicals – is a scientific method for filling data gaps on the effects of chemicals.The aim of the Read-Across Assessment Framework (RAAF) is to provide a structured approach to the scientific evaluation ...
REACH Evaluation Report 2014 shows that a considerable share of the examined registration dossiers still requires improvement
The annual evaluation report covers the Agency's evaluation activities and the corresponding output. In 2014, the focus of dossier evaluation activities shifted to testing proposals from the 2013 registration deadline. The Agency concluded 239 examinations and took 129 decisions. In 112 cases, ...
EU’s REACH authorisation process needs to be improved, as investments in green solutions do not necessarily pay off
ChemSec released its position on the authorisation process; coupled with related opinions from some of Europe’s leading industry, calling for clear guidelines and a strong connection to REACH’s original intentions. And while ChemSec recognizes the need to simplify the authorisation process, it ...
ECHA's committees have so far adopted 63 opinions on applications for authorisation and the European Commission has granted the first authorisations to applicants."Authorisation application was the last of the REACH processes to be implemented since the REACH Regulation entered into operation in ...
ECHA's new CMR report shows that companies are adhering well to the harmonised classification of substances which have carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic properties (CMRs). The report furthermore identifies over a thousand CMR substances that potentially merit further regulatory action such as ...